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Blue Plate Cafe

#145 of 1,259 Restaurants in Memphis
#153 of 1,338 Places to Eat in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great chicken & dumplings

Came here on a busy wednesday afternoon. Had the special which wad chicken & dumplings. Good portions and very very tasty. Service was good. Mac and cheese was so so but everything else was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop in for breakfast. There is normally a very long line. Food was great - home style cooking.

Thank Katie D
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a busy wednesday afternoon. Had the special which wad chicken & dumplings. Good portions and very very tasty. Service was good. Mac and cheese was so so but everything else was great!

Thank Punkgawd
Level Contributor
82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

AMAZING breakfast! Loved the Blue Plate Cafe. Visited on a Sunday morning. We were seated immediately even with a party of 6. I loved the decor and atmosphere. The biscuits and gravy were fabulous! Our food came out quick and all 6 of us where in awe of our food. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Memphis!

Thank pearx4
Rogers, Arkansas
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were headed from East Memphis back to Hwy 40 and in the mood for a good hot breakfast. This place looked like it would fill the bill so we pulled in and fortunately got there just before the rush. They had just what we needed - eggs over easy with bacon, grits, plus biscuits & gravy. We met some... More 

Thank R0ckyRacc00n
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

There was a bit of a wait for out table, as there were eight of us, but that is to be expected for a Saturday morning with such a large group. Once we were seated our server was extremely efficient and properly attentive, the service was just excellent. We went for breakfast, and the biscuits were just excellent. All of... More 

Thank MarkInIndy
Northbrook, Illinois
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This very popular restaurant can cook breakfast, but really, who can't? Parking is limited, wait times are long. Menu, like a newspaper, Is interesting, but the food is common. Jelly comes in only two prepackaged flavones . We like fruit, but here, it is serve tired, like an after thought for traditional eggs and toast. Very nice people, and clean... More 

Thank DeaOnVacation
Memphis, Tennessee
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My wife and I went with some friends for breakfast this morning. I got a ham and cheese omelet, biscuits and gravy (with delicious, fluffy biscuits and tasty gravy) as well as 3 pancakes. The omelet was well cooked and very good; the pancakes were a bit burned on the bottom, but I filled up on the rest anyway. We... More 

Thank David E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great food, great prices. You will not go away hungry. I give this a 4 star only because it could use a good cleaning. Bathroom doors dirty, air vents on walls filled with dust. Other then that, great place.

Thank Tina P
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Looking for something Southern. Everything we had was great. Best biscuits I have ever had. Great selection of vegetables. Everything nicely seasoned. Loved it

Thank Trudiehu
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Go early, go often, but GO! The southern style and charm are free here, ladled all over everything on the menu, whose choices by number and taste are very impressive. Stop at this charming filling station. The one I know is out Poplar Avenue past I-240. There is one downtown, but I have not been there...YET. If it run like... More 

Thank Patrick T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-761-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?